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Monday, May 31, 2021

Tractor Trailer Off Road

This tractor trailer was off road coming into Driftwood today. 
Those passing by stated the driver was out of the vehicle with no injuries. 
Photo credit to Mike Barry 


Cash Bash Tickets Available @ CC Vets Club

CC Vets Club
 Cash bash will be held OCTOBER 2nd. 
Tickets available at The Vets Club $5 each.
 CC Vets Club 
 427 East 3rd Street 
Emporium, PA 15834 
(814) 486-3078

Soft Serve Ice Cream Summer Hours

Soft Serve Emporium Ice Cream 

Soft ice cream in 42 flavors, sundaes, milkshakes and more great desserts. 9 inch ice cream pies in 3 flavors, ice cream cookies, stop in and see us ! 
14 W 4th St
 Emporium, PA 15834 
(814) 486-0402

Cameron County SPCA


Cameron County SPCA 

 Hello! My name is Bubba!
 I’m around 4 years old. I am a super friendly cat who likes to lay around. I always want attention. I’m a big cuddly boy! I will be ready for adoption soon! I will be neutered before my adoption! If you are interested in Bubba please fill out an application. They are in the mailbox by our door.
 (814) 486-0101

Military Banner Walk in Emporium


Sylvan Heritage Council

 On this beautiful Memorial Day, the Sylvan Heritage Council invites you to take a walk or a drive around Emporium and view our 177 !! military banners. This is just one of the many that memorializes a veteran who paid the ultimate price for his country. Take a look for the others and, when you find them, say a humble thank you. The banners stretch from the west to east end bridges and from Second to Sixth Streets. On this day and every day, Cameron County is military proud and strong!

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Apollo Theatre of St Marys Reopening

Apollo Theatre of St Marys 

 We are excited to announce that we will be reopening full capacity on Friday, June 18th! 
 Apollo Theatre is a family owned and operated movie theatre in historic downtown St. Marys

 Apollo Theatre of St Marys
 19 N Michael St 
 Saint Marys, PA 15857 
(814) 834-7434 

Memorial Day Parade 2021

 Emporium will host a Memorial Day Parade Monday morning at 10am. to honor all those men and women who have died serving their country. May their sacrifices never be forgotten.

The parade will finish up at the Big Flag past the west end of town. 

Veggie Plants for Sale


Memorial Day weekend SALE!!! 

 Hello 🌱🌱🌱 Everyone!! It's Time , Veggie season is here.
 I have an abundance of 🍅 TOMATO PLANT'S, 🌱Peppers Plants🌱. BASIL. 

 I'm running a Memorial weekend SPECIAL ALL TOMATO AND PEPPERS PLANTS 1.50 .
9 varieties of Tomato's, 8 varieties of Peppers. HOT&SWEET.  
Porch Ready Tomato & Pepper Pots. 
We have cucumber plants ,Summer Squash, Zucchini, cantaloupe starts sunflowers WATERMELON 
PM me, Jamie Neubert , or stop by, 1341 Rosely Rd Saint Mary's PA
🌻🌻 Delivery Service available! Or call 814 594 1666. 
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Cameron County Historical Society Presentation

Cameron County Historical Society Presentation

 The presentation and unveiling of a Historical Marker honoring the Sylvania Corporation was very interesting and well attended. If you missed it, stop by the plaque at the Northern Tier Community Action Corporation (NTCAC) building and take a look. The Cameron County Chamber has Sylvania booklets for purchase that were put together by the Cameron County Historical Society . 
Photos by Brian Reid and Kent Davis.

The Historical Marker will honor the Sylvania Corporation and its many contributions to Emporium, Cameron County, and the United States throughout its decades-long history in the community.

Historical Society Vice President Susan Hoy presented the history of Sylvania and the people who ran the company and patented many of its products and processes. The contributions of the company and community residents to efforts during World War II were also be highlighted.

The presentation covered the history of the Sylvania Corporation, from its beginning as the Novelty Incandescent Company in 1906 in St. Marys, through its former headquarters present-day use by the Caldwell Corporation.

On several occasions, operations were relocated from Emporium to St. Marys. During the most notable of these occurrences, research and development efforts, which were kept secret from majority stakeholders, continued in Emporium and resulted in the invention of a new product, a radio tube, which would completely change the direction of the company, and the community.

The presentation also touched on some of the people who spearheaded the company’s efforts throughout history, including Josiah Howard, Henry Auchu, Robert Kaye, Guy Felt, George Rishell, and Bernard Erskine.

The company would eventually purchase Hygrade Incandescent Lamp Company, becoming the Hygrade Sylvania Corporation, becoming a leader in the radio industry.

Efforts to back the United States government during the second World War are likely the most notable of the company’s achievements. Technologies developed by members of the Emporium community would go on to revolutionize war communications and artillery, and likely helped the allies win the war.

Emporium’s nickname of Girls Town, USA, and the invention of proximity fuses and Lock-In radio tubes will also be discussed during the approximately one-hour long presentation.

From the location of the new Historical Marker, Sylvania’s Emporium factory can be seen. The building was constructed in 1929, and is located behind the NTCAC building, across the Rails-to-Trails.

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the formation of the Cameron County Historical Society, and a number of events are planned to celebrate. At the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Artisan Center in Emporium, a rotating display highlighting different aspects of the community’s history is available for view, along with additional information on upcoming events and contests.

Pic of the Day ~ Catch of the Day!


Cameron County  had rain and grey skies, but that didn't dampen Boden Pearsall's day. Boden caught this beautiful palomino trout near Emporium. Measuring close to 23 inches, it was released back into the stream.
Thank you for allowing me to share this photo!

Friday, May 28, 2021

Pic of the Day

Salt Run Vista off of Ridge Road 


Sizerville Swimming Pool Opens Memorial Day Weekend


Swimming at Sizerville State Park

 Sizerville State Park pool opens for swimming on Saturday, May 29 at 11am. 
The pool will be open daily from 11am to 7 pm until further notice weather permitting. 
 If you have any questions about pool hours, please call the park office at 814-486-5605
 Sizerville State Park 
 199 E Cowley Run Rd,
 Emporium, PA 15834

Gibson township Clean Up Day

 Gibson Township 

Clean Up Day - Large Items 

Saturday, May 29th from 8 am - 4 pm 

Not Accepting these items:

Tires, Hazardous Waste. Computers, TV's, Used Vehicle Batteries, Refuse from other locations other than your residence or camp in Gibson Township 

Save the Date ~ Super Saturday


Save the Date ~ Super Saturday 
 We're excited to bring back Super Saturday – Let’s Celebrate Cameron County. Saturday, August 28th from 11 AM until 11 PM.
 We are planning on: 
• Music all day and a Street Dance from 7 PM to 11 PM that evening.
 • Community wide activities for children, teens, and adults.
 • There will be food and drink spaces available. 

We will get the word out as more of the activities are set. We will be making space and doing advertising for all involved. If you would like to participate, but stay in your own building, that is okay, too. Let us know what you would like to do (sidewalk sale, run a special, have a booth, host a game, etc...) and we will get it on the list

 Event Coordinator is Jill Carlson. 
Contact Information: 
Jill Carlson 
125 East Fifth Street, 
Emporium, PA 15834 
Home Phone: 814-486-1876 | 
Cell Phone: 814-203-3898 

Flowers Added at Local Businesses


Last week, members of the Sylvan Heritage Council placed large planters filled with flowers at two downtown businesses. We hope to add more in the future! 

 The mission of the Sylvan Heritage Council is to pursue sustainable economic growth through the beautification, revitalization, and historic preservation of our community in such a way that capitalizes on our area’s abundant natural resources and maintains our proud local history.

Fish for Free Day May 30

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will host the first of its two annual Fish for Free Days this Sunday, May 30.

 On Fish for Free Days, anyone -- resident or non-resident -- can legally fish on all Pennsylvania waterways without a license. All other fishing regulations will still apply. 

 The second Fish for Free day is scheduled for Sunday, July 4.

Causer to Hold Satellite Office Hours

Causer to Hold Satellite Office Hours

 BRADFORD – State Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) will hold monthly satellite office hours on Thursday, June 3, at the following locations
Emporium Borough Office – 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
 Port Allegany Borough Office – 11 a.m. to noon. 

Services available include assisting constituents with state-related issues or concerns, assistance with driver license and vehicle registration applications, and help in filling out applications for various state programs, such as the senior citizen Property Tax/Rent Rebate and PACE prescription drug assistance programs.

 People who cannot make the satellite sessions may contact Causer’s offices in Bradford at 78 Main St., first floor, telephone 814-362-4400; or Coudersport, 107 S. Main St., Room 1, telephone 814-274-9769; or Kane, 55 Fraley St., telephone 814-837-0880.

Memorial Day Weekend Programs at Sinnemahoning State Park

Sinnemahoning State Park 
 Welcome to the unofficial start of summer! I hope you have plans to visit your favorite PA State Park this weekend! 

Programs this weekend at Sinnemahoning include Eagle Watch, Terrific Turtles, Elk Fun Facts and Trivia, Crazy Crawdads, and Pontoon Tours. For more information about the programs at Sinnemahoning, please visit the DCNR Calendar of Events at

Saturday, May 29, 2021 1:00 – 3:00 PM Eagle Nest Watch: The baby bald eagles are almost fully grown and getting ready to fly. View the nest action live through binoculars or telescope with help from park volunteers. Good for all ages. Wildlife Viewing Area

Saturday, May 29, 2021, 3:30 – 4:30 PM Terrific Turtles: DiscoverE Program: Meet a live turtle, find out more about the turtles that live in this area, and try a turtle craft. For families with children ages 4-12. 40 Maples Day Use Area

Saturday, May 29, 2021 8:00 – 9:30 PM Elk: Fun Facts and Trivia: Have fun while learning about Pennsylvania’s largest mammal. Interactive campground program followed by 37-minute elk video. Good for all ages. Everyone is welcome to attend. Campground Amphitheater

Sunday, May 30, 2021 2:30 – 3:30 PM Crazy Crawdads: DiscoverE Program: Take an up-close look at crayfish and the habitat they live in. For families with children ages 4-12. Nets and containers provided. Wear water shoes and be prepared to get wet!40 Maples Day Use Area

Sunday, May 30, 2021 and Monday, May 31, 2021 3 tours each day: 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM Pontoon Boat Tours: Join park staff for a relaxing and informative 1-hour tour of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir. Program is free, but donations are requested. Reservations are recommended.

 Lake Day Use Area To pre-register for a program, or for more information, please visit the online DCNR Calendar of Events at If you need assistance with online registration, please call or stop by the park office, 814-647-8401 and dial 0 for the front desk.

 If you need an accommodation to participate in PA State Park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least seven days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs. 

Due to current COVID-19 regulations: to participate in park programs, face masks are required for all non-vaccinated participants and are optional for all others. Proof of vaccination is not required. Group sizes are limited to 40 or less.

Northern Tier Head Start and Pre-K Counts program Openings


We still have some openings for next year! Sign up soon to secure a spot! 
Northern Tier Community Action Corporation Head Start

 Northern Tier Head Start and Pre-K Counts programs are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 program year! We'll be doing things a little differently this year. If you are interested in an application, you should: 
1) Send a message to this Facebook page 
2) Include your name, address, phone number, and best time to reach you 
3) Your child's name and age (your child must turn 3 before their first day of school) 
4) Which center or program you are interested in (Head Start, Pre-K Counts, Home-Based Head Start, Part-Time Head Start based in St. Marys only) 
For Pre-K Counts ONLY, there are age cut-offs based upon local school districts. 
 *Emporium Pre-K Counts: your child must turn 3 by July 1, 2021. 
*St. Marys Pre-K Counts: your child must turn 3 by August 15, 2021.

 All questions should be directed to this Facebook page. We will be offering rolling admissions this year, so we will be making selections MUCH EARLIER this time around, so the sooner you get your application in, the better chance you have of getting accepted. Things to remember: both Head Start and Pre-K Counts are income-based programs, so decisions are made based upon family income. You will be expected to submit: proof of all household incomes, a copy of your child's birth certificate, a copy of your child's birth certificate, and (for Pre-K Counts only) proof you live in the county. 
We hope to hear from you soon!

CDH Design's 3rd Anniversary Celebration!

Rain won’t get us down! Today & tomorrow, we’re celebrating our 3rd Shop-iversary! 
 Grab an umbrella, get some boots, do whatever it takes; just stop by to take advantage of these specials! * 10% off all canvas art
 * 15% off all textiles - hand towels, table runners, blankets & totes 
* 20% off wreaths & greenery * 30% off all Special Order hardware 
* 30% - 70% off clearance items 
 Plus, EVERY purchase will be eligible for our grand prize giveaway: A $300 shopping spree!

Denise L. Osti


Denise L. OSTI, 57, of Emporium, PA, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away Friday, May 21, 2021 in UPMC Hamot, Erie.

Born March 5, 1964, in Youngstown, Ohio, she was the daughter of Anne Korbel. Denise attended Cameron County High School, Class of 1982. She cherished spending time with her daughters and grandsons. Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Denise would agree that she was one of a kind and her compassion for others had no bounds. She loved all animals, but most of all her dogs, Huck and Willow.

Left to cherish her memory are: two daughters, Jennifer Osti (Matt Nichols) of Austin and Michele Osti (Martin Lyon) of Emporium; four grandchildren, Tymber Nichols, Gavyn Catalone, Maddox, and Jaxson Osti; and a sister, Nikki (Ed) Dynda of Emporium. Denise was predeceased by her mother, Anne Korbel; her maternal grandmother, Genevieve "Chickie" Neefe; and her beloved dog, Keisha.

A Celebration of Denise’s life will be held on a later date. Memorials may be made to Cameron County SPCA, 678 South Mountain Road, Emporium, PA 15834.

Arrangements are under direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses. Online condolences may be expressed at

Condolences may be sent to: Jennifer Osti, 230 Summit Street, Austin, PA 16720.

Bonnie S. Miller


Bonnie S. Miller, 52, of Coudersport, lost a short, but courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at UPMC Cole surrounded by her loving family.

Born on April 7, 1969 in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Franklin (Louie) and Myrtle Baker. In October of 2000 she married the love of her life, Will Miller, who survives.

Bonnie attended the Austin Area School and graduated in 1987. In 1990 she enlisted in the United States Air Force, proudly serving her country for twenty years, earning the rank of Technical Sergeant. After spending time at three primary duty stations in Texas, Germany and Maryland, upon her retirement Bonnie and Will moved their family back to Potter County.

Even though she was retired from a full military career, Bonnie couldn’t just sit around. Using the skills she had perfected in the Air Force, she took a job working with the Behavioral Health Department of Potter County Human Services where she worked until illness made it unable for her to continue.

Bonnie enjoyed traveling and made full use of her time overseas by visiting as many medieval castles as possible throughout Europe. She also was known for loving her many animals. Her cats and dogs always knew who had the best snacks and scratches.

Left to cherish her memory with her husband are children, Erin Mae (Mat) Fryer , Claudia Alyse and Dalton Cale, and a granddaughter, Kinsley Mae Sherwood, all of Coudersport. Additionally her mother in Emporium, PA and two brothers, Franklin (Judai) Baker, Anchorage, AK and Joseph (Tammy) Baker, Ridgway, PA. Also surviving is her step-mother, Janice Baker in Keating Summit, PA and her mother-in-law, Carla Miller of Coudersport.

Bonnie was predeceased by her father and her father-in-law, William Miller.

Friends are invited to join her family for a time of remembrance at 5PM with a memorial service starting at 5:30PM on Friday June 4, 2021 at Park United Methodist Church, 15 E. Third St., Coudersport. Flowers are gratefully declined and memorials can be made to The American Cancer Society, 135 W 4th St, Emporium, PA 15834.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Job Opening for 3rd shift CNC/Secondary Operator


Embassy Powdered Metals 

 Immediate opening for an experienced 3rd shift CNC/Secondary operator. Must have the ability to make machine adjustments and do quality checks. A good work ethic is required and attendance is top priority. Applications can be submitted by accessing our website at

Sylvan Heritage Council Awards 2021 Scholarships

The Sylvan Heritage Council would like to wish our 2021 scholarship winners all the best as they begin a new chapter in their lives. Mallory McKimm, Hailey Hilfiger and Dylan Williams each received a $500 scholarship towards their college expenses. We would like to thank all the CCHS students who submitted an application for our scholarship. Left to right, Mallory, Hailey and Dylan.

Causer, Dush Announce Blight Remediation Grant for Cameron County


Causer, Dush Announce Blight Remediation Grant for Cameron County

HARRISBURG – The Cameron County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) has been awarded a grant of $43,573 to address a blighted property in the borough of Emporium, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) and Sen. Cris Dush (R-25) announced today.

“Blighted buildings are a health and safety concern, as well as a quality of life issue,” Causer said. “I am glad the state is able to step in and help clean up this serious hazard to the community.”

“Downtowns are the hearts of our communities, so it is important to keep them beautiful,” Dush said. “I am pleased to see this grant given to the county IDA to help revitalize Emporium’s main street while keeping it safe.”

The project will include the acquisition and demolition of a former mixed-use structure on the main street of the borough’s commercial district. The commercial component of the structure has been vacant for eight years and the residential area has been vacant for two years. The building is unfit to be rehabilitated and requires an asbestos abatement before it can be properly razed.

The grant was awarded to the IDA by the Commonwealth Financing Authority through its Blight Remediation Program.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Pizza Night @ CC Recreation Center


Cameron County Recreation Center 

 MEMBERS This Friday (May 28th) there will be Pizza Night at 5pm in the Rec Center Game Room! Bring $2 and come enjoy pizza and soda...while it lasts!
300 S Chestnut Street
Emporium, PA 15834

Summer Program Assistant Position Available @ CC Rec Center

Cameron County Recreation Department is accepting applications for a summer program assistant. 
The applicant must be highly motivated, at least 17 years of age and entering their senior year of high school or a graduating senior or college student continuing their education. Applicants are required to obtain Act 34 and Act 151 clearances. Job duties consist of assisting the director, help implement programs and activities at the recreation center or at off site locations throughout the summer session, supervising children 1st through 6th grade, take photos, keep daily attendance and write a weekly article for the newspaper describing the week’s events. 

Applications can be made available by contacting Rowan Crisp at the Recreation Center at 486-8915 or 814-594-7472 or by email
 Inquiries via the Cameron County Recreation Center Page's messenger are also appropriate.

Memorial Weekend at the Dam! Free to the Public!


In nearby Austin
 Memorial Weekend at the Dam! Free to the Public! 

 Austin Dam May 28 at 10 AM EDT – May 31 at 2 PM EDT 

 Get your site at Hip-camp at the top of Austin Dam Page to reserve your spot! You can reserve your camp sites now at each camp site is a minimum of 1 acre and can hold up to 40 people. 

There will be a Craver Carving, K & S Iron works will also be there, With food & Craft vendors for the show! Second Act will be playing 29th from noon to 6pm There will also be nightly entertainment! 
The park is family & pet friendly!

 Second Act will be playing on sat may 29th between noon and 6pm, this event is free to the public. You can reserve your camp sites now at each camp site is a minimum of 1 acre and can hold up to 40 people. 


Mark your calendar for the annual 2021 RATTLESNAKE HUNT

Event opens at 8 am on Saturday and Sunday. There will be vendors, food, beverages, live music and raffles throughout the weekend. Shuttle service Saturday. The overflow parking will be across from the Sinnemahoning ballfield and also in the field next to the Willows (weather permitting). Covid restrictions and CDC guidelines should be followed. 

 * Snake hunters can register starting at 6pm at the Snake Pit. Hunting does not start until Saturday morning, June 12.
 * Registration will reopen on Saturday morning at 7am at Snake pit.
 * * All hunters must have Valid PA Fishing license and PA Rattlesnake Permit from the PA Fish and Boat Commission with them to register to hunt
. * All hunters must register prior to hunting and get a provisional permit at hunt headquarters.

 Events: Questions & Answers sessions ongoing throughout the day. 
* Kid’s Pit – Hands on training for the kids. 10 am, 12 noon, 2 pm, and 5 pm.
 * Will be able to view the snakes captured for the hunt 
* 5:00 pm All snakes must be turned in to be eligible for Saturday’s trophies. This contest will be based on weight of snake.
 * 6:00 pm Trophies awarded for snakes turned in Saturday. 

Events: * Questions & Answers sessions ongoing throughout the day 
* Kid’s Pit – Hands on training for the kids. 10 am, 12 noon and 2 pm 
* Will be able to view the snakes captured for the hunt. 
* All snakes must be turned in by 2pm.
 * Trophies for snake hunt will be awarded at 3pm. 

This is a catch and release event. All snakes must be returned to capture site by sunset on Sunday. 

Any snake hunt questions about the hunting aspect can be directed to Bill Wheeler at or 717-503-7246

Meat Raffles @ Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club


Meat Raffles 
 Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club
15 Club Rd Driftwood, PA 15861

Live Music @ the Sinnemahoning Tavern

Sinnemahoning Tavern 
 Join us for some awesome live acoustic country with Danny at The Tavern!
 Sunday at 2 PM EDT – 5 PM EDT

 Sinnemahoning Tavern 
10426 Main St
 Sinnemahoning, PA 15861

Eagle Nest Watch @ Sinnemahoning State Park

Sinnemahoning State Park 
 Eagle Nest Watch - Saturday, May 29, 1:00-3:00 PM 
Sinnemahoning State Park Wildlife Viewing Area, 1 mile north of the park office. 

 The baby bald eagles are almost fully grown and getting ready to fly. View the nest action live through binoculars or telescope with help from park volunteers. Good for all ages. 
 Viewing area is wheelchair accessible. Stop by anytime between 1:00 and 3:00.
 (814) 647-8401 
Photo credit to John Schatz.

Winners of our local MLB Pitch, Hit, and Run competition


Cameron County Little League
The winners of our local MLB Pitch, Hit, and Run competition hosted by
 Cameron County Little League: 
11-12 year old softball: Elsie Bresslin
 13-14 year old softball: Gracie Lucas 
7-8 year old baseball: Blake Miller
 9-10 year old baseball: Donavan Palumbo 
 11-12 year old baseball: Zeb Pearson
 Winners advance to the regional competition TBD.
Sharing from the CC Little League FB page 

CCHS Pool Passes for Sale @ Pre Season Prices


Don't forget! 

Pool passes will be sold at the Chamber and the High School, May 24th- June5th 
 Pre season prices.  Family $75. Student $45. Adult $55. 

 The Pool opens first week in June and there will be swim team!!

 Age groups are 7 and under, 8&9, 10&11, 12$13, 14$15, 16 to 18. 
As long aa the child can swim and has a pool pass they are welcome to join.

CCHS - 814-486-4000
601 Woodland Ave, Emporium
CC Chamber of Commerce 
Main Street

Summer Conservation Club for Students

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Cameron County Conservation District
 Join the District as we hold a Summer Conservation Club for students entering 3rd thru 6th grade starting June 16th. Sign-ups are FREE, but space is limited. Adventure awaits...For more information or to reserve a spot, call the District at 814-486-2244. 

 WHO: Students entering 3rd - 6th grade 
WHEN: Wednesdays June 16 - July 28th TIME: 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. 
WHERE: Cameron County Conservation District Office 
 ADDRESS: 74 East 3rd Street, Emporium, PA

Yard - Garage Sale Saturday in Emporium


Yard - Garage Sale
88 Thornapple Road, Sylvan Heights, Emporium. 
Saturday, May 29 9am-3pm; 
Sunday May 30 9am-1pm.

 Kids clothes and shoes, toys, household goods.

Janice G. Werts

Janice G. Werts, 89, of West Fourth St., Emporium, PA passed away at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Wednesday afternoon (May 26, 2021). She was born March 21, 1932 in Kane, PA a daughter of the late William and Florence Westerburg Gustafson. On August 25, 1956 in Smethport, PA she married the late Dale L. Werts.

Janice graduated from Smethport High School. She was a co-owner of the former Werts’ News and Gift in Emporium for many years. She was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Emporium. Janice treasured time spent with her family and was loved by many for her quick wit and sense of humor

She is survived by three daughters, Lori (David) Sullivan; Connie Garrigan; Kristen (Brian) Burfield, all of Emporium; seven grandchildren: Casey (Jason) Hinds, Daniel (Molly) Sullivan, Shannon Sullivan, Cara Garrigan, Jordan (Holly) Garrigan, Blake Burfield and Brooke Burfield; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Rich Garrigan, two brothers, William and John Gustafson; and a sister, Beatrice Thompson.

There will be No Visitation. A Private Memorial Service will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church, Emporium, PA at the convenience of the family.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, East Second Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, 27 W. 4th St., PO Box 430, Emporium, PA 15834-0430

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Hike Cameron County on National Trail Day

Hike Cameron County on National Trail Day

Saturday June 5 is National Trail Day. Thousands of people across the United States will take to trails and explore. In Cameron County the tradition continues. A guided 6-mile hike on the Bucktail Path is planned. Hikers will travel from Ridge Road to Grove Run. Participants are to meet at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce office at 10am.

Since 2010 Nelson Haas and Jim Kempher with the aid of Mountaineer Search & Rescue have led folks on hikes exploring different regions of the county. West Creek Rails Trail, Canoe Run, Brooks Run, are just a few of the trails. Hikers have seen fire towers, snake dens, beaver dams, Woodsman of the World monument and the Survivor Rock from the Pepper Hill Fire.

Haas and Kempher suggest a walking stock, sturdy shoes, water, and a lunch for the hike on Saturday June 5. Registration is not required for the free hike but suggested to make carpooling arrangements. Call 814-486-4314 or email

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Please Leave Newborn Wildlife Alone

Pennsylvania Game Commission 
Please leave newborn wildlife alone 

Whether in their backyards or high on a mountain, it’s almost certain Pennsylvanians will encounter young wildlife this time of year. While some young animals might appear to be abandoned, usually they are not. Adult animals often leave their young while they forage for food, but they don’t go far and they do return. Wildlife also often relies on a natural defensive tactic called the “hider strategy,” where young animals will remain motionless and “hide” in surrounding cover while adults draw the attention of potential predators or other intruders away from their young. Deer employ this strategy, and deer fawns sometimes are assumed to be abandoned when, in fact, their mothers are nearby. If you spot a deer fawn all alone, please do not disturb it. Read more ➡

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Monday Night, May 23. Special Borough Meeting Regarding Traffic Light

 Tonight, Monday May 23, is the meeting!

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If you have driven through Emporium in the last month or two, you will have noticed that the traffic light on Main street ( West 4th Street ) and  the Woodland Avenue intersection has been broken. The light is red one way, and blinking yellow the other way. There has been concern about the malfunctioning light and the borough is having a public meeting about this traffic light on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 6:00 pm in the conference room of the Municipal Building located at 421 N. Broad Street. If you have concerns, you should consider going to this meeting. Comments on Facebook are not taken into consideration. 

If you have any concerns or complaints related to issues within the Emporium Borough, please follow this link

Other borough related forms may be located on this page

Summer Reading Program

The 2021 Summer Reading Theme is Tails and Tales and the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library has lots of great themed activities planned for this year! The Library will have lots of fun take-home crafts and activities, and a big end-of-program party in August with a special guest performer.

Animals of all kinds roam the lands and soar through the air and many have both a Tail and a Tale! Explore the world of life around you and find out what is special about so many of the animals who live with us on our little blue planet. Registration can be completed online beginning June 1 by going to and locating the Summer Reading program under our “Library Programs” tab. Parents and guardians, along with their children can also come in and register for the Summer Reading Program in person anytime during the library’s regular service hours between June 14 and June 26.

The reading portion of the Program runs for the 5-week period from Monday June 28, through Saturday, July 31. This year the reading logs must be returned by July 31st. Reading requirements are simple and every effort is made to adjust to a family's summer schedule of vacations and other summer events. Students along with their parents or guardians set their own reading goals as to the number of books they will read each week during the Summer Program.

Those participating can visit the library for their reading logs at any time. Encouraging youngsters to read over their summer vacation is the aim of the Summer Program. There is no contest to see who can read the greatest number of books. EVERYONE who completes the Summer Program and fulfills their reading goals will be invited to a special party (along with some great surprises) at the conclusion of the Program.

For more details, or to register find the “Library Programs” tab at or call the library at 814-486-8011.

Sandra J. Tucker

Sandra J. Tucker, 75, of 33 W. Fifth St., Emporium, PA died at DuBois Nursing Home, DuBois, PA on Saturday morning (May 22, 2021). She was born August 14, 1945 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late George and Arlene Hudsick Stuart.

She is survived by a two daughters, Lisa Tucker, Emporium and Leslie (John) Santamaria, Salem, VA; a son, Ryan (Dennise) Tucker, Emporium; ten grandchildren: Heather (David) Horning, Kyle (Britnie Powell) Imboden, Eric (Natasha( Imboden, Shawn Tucker, Jacob and Gabbie Galford, Daniel and Francesca Santamaria, Trayton and Taylor Tucker, six great-grandchildren and one on the way; sister, Carol Thomas, Emporium.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Arlene Hudsick Stuart, Brother-in-law, Butch Thomas.

There will be No Visitation. Services will be at the convenience of the family

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, 27 W. 4th St., PO Box 430, Emporium, PA 15834-0430

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Friday, May 21, 2021

B' Game's Bike Boutique


B'game's Bike Service

 Did you know Emporium has a bicycle repair shop? 
Located at 671 Rich Valley Rd Emporium, PA 15834, Paul Burlingame offers bike tune ups, upgrades and minor bike repair. Check the 'Services' tab for basic pricing.
 With summer here, it's so wonderful to have this service offered in Cameron County!
If you don't have FB and need bicycle repairs, call 814-512-7319

2021 Official Canvass Results for Cameron County


2021 Official Canvass Results for Cameron County
 Municipal Primary Election

Follow this link for the official results

Ace Hardware Store Coming to Emporium


I don't have details yet, but the old Dollar General Store has a "Coming Soon" Ace Hardware sign on the front of the building. The new business owner was mowing grass this evening. 
Once it is open, Emporium & Cameron County, will  have two hardware stores. 
L & M Lumber, located at 923 Sizerville Road, Emporium, opened business in the summer of 1997 and offers a wide variety of items and lumber.  Owners are Mike & Linda Songer 

Live Music Saturday @ Tubby's Tavern

Tubby’s Tavern Restaurant
 Previously My Place Bar. 
New ownership and renovations in 2021!
 439 East 3rd Street
 Emporium, PA 15834 
(814) 486-3003

Daily Open Interviews @ Embassy Powdered Metals

Daily Open Interviews @ Embassy Powdered Metals 

513 E. 2nd Street
Emporium, PA 15834


Help Needed @ Prospect Park Playground


We are trying to paint the Prospect Park Playground tomorrow , Saturday 5/22 . 

If anyone can help , please come, or call 814-594-2771 or 814-486-1695 to let us know what you may be able to help with. We have several projects we are hoping to finish before Opening day June 7th 10am to 2pm daily. Thank you Fred Burkhouse 

Improvements to CC Recycling Center

 Improvements to CC Recycling Center 

The area in front of the CC Recycling center has been recently paved over.

 A welcomed improvement for all that turn in their recyclables.

Pic of the Day - Once in a Lifetime Gobbler

Sharing this photo and description of todays hunt by Russ Gleixner 

What a incredible morning to shoot a once in lifetime gobbler like this in the big woods.. 
All white wing feathers and smoke phased tail fan. Him and another gob came in strutting, hammering, spitting and drumming to put on a real good show. I passed on 4 other longbeards earlier this week, I'm just out for the fun of the hunt. I don't have to fill my 2nd tag like many guys think. I could care less, but if the right bird comes along and puts on a real good show and its a good hunt then I might shoot it. Good things come to those who wait. Not a big bird at all but beautiful.
 **Note** This was shot in the big woods. No farms even in the vicinity of this area. 6 miles crows fly to the nearest little farm. Many wild gobblers can have white in them. Does not always mean they bred with a domestic when you see white in the feathers. 3/4" spurs 9in beard 14.8lbs.
Russ, thanks for allowing me to share this photo.
I've never seen a wild turkey with white feathers! 

Caldwell Corporation Looking for Career Oriented High School Graduates


ATTENTION: high school graduates and those looking to begin a career.‼️

 Caldwell Corporation of Emporium is looking to hire individuals with the enthusiasm and drive it takes to learn machining, fabrication, and manufacturing skills. Those with prior knowledge and manufacturing experience may also apply. If you like to make things, work with your hands, solve problems, and have every work day be different than the last, visit us for an application at:
 Caldwell Corporation 
116 W 2nd St. Emporium, PA 15834 
(814) 486-3493

 Caldwell Corporation is a custom machine shop that specializes in: CNC milling/turning of close-tolerance components, short/medium runs of metal/plastic parts, precision grinding, fabrication/welding of steel, stainless steel, and aluminum